• Visitor during the evening tour of Alcatraz gaze into the many cells that line up the corridor known as

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Well Contested Sites

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Well Contested Sites is a 13 min non-narrative, movement-based film that looks at the issue of incarceration and evokes of the layers of experience faced by those who are incarcerated. A screening and panel discussion is taking place on Alcatraz on Saturday March 16. See http://www.communityworkswest.org/index.php/news-events for additional information.

Did You Know?

Military prison under construction on Alcatraz.

In 1909 the U.S. Army began construction on the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world - a new military prison necessary because of a large influx of U.S. soldiers convicted of crimes in the Philippines. This building would become the famous U.S. Penitentiary Alcatraz in 1934.